1890 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
6372
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
12,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1,200 R-4.9 31 / 45 TIE 90 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 28 / 45 TIE 96 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 45 R-8.6 31 / 45 TIE 90 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,200
60 or Better 175
65 or Better 45
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-7.2
65 or Better R-8.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 31 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 31 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 90 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 96 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 90 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 estimated grade
8 MS66+ PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 estimated grade
#8 MS66+ PCGS grade
#8 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS66+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1890 Half Dollar has a small mintage of only 12,000 pieces, which is actually on the high-end of the Half Dollar dates from the late 1800's. Even so, it is fairly common in Mint State thanks to prescient collectors of the time, who set aside nice examples before they entered circulation. The 1890 Half Dollar is slightly less common that the 1888 and 1889. but nowhere near as common as the 1891. The most common Mint State grade is MS64, but other grades from MS62 to even MS66 are always available. In MS67, the 1890 Half Dollar is very rare.

As is typical of Half Dollars of this period, the surfaces on the 1890's are usually Prooflike and, as a result, they are often confused with Proofs. However, Proofs are slightly less valuable, so certification is recommended highly to get the attribution correct.